Apple iPhone 8 review

Added by on 09.13.17 | Last update 04.30.24
Apple iPhone 8 review

Every year there are certain new generations of flagships that are looked forward to. iPhones are among them. Even after the premiere of one model, rumors begin about its successor. That's exactly what happened with the iPhone 8. Let us tell you more about it.

Apple iPhone 8 Specifications

  • Release date: 2017, September
  • Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Red
  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm.
  • Weight: 148 g.
  • Screen: 4.7" in, 750 x 1334, LED-backlit IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 12MP
  • Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Memory: 64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: 1821,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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If there is something that provokes divergent opinions in iPhone 8, it is the design. Some users are bitter about the fact that the smartphone repeats an already familiar design. Familiar for four years! On the other side are those fans of the brand who are fans of conservatism. They will gladly pick up the new iPhone in the familiar body, dimensions, etc., but with advanced capabilities.

In the iPhone 8, we see a redesigned back panel that is now made of glass rather than aluminum. As Apple's smartphones have learned to regenerate battery power through induction charging stations, a material change has become necessary. This back created a slight nostalgia for the iPhone 4 model. Along with this, the casing has become less slippery. Now you can hold the device in your hand with fearlessness.

With the other features of the iPhone 8, we see a reminder of the iPhone 7. The display is framed by large bezels, there is a Lightning port, the headphone jack is absent, there is an imitation for pressing the Home button, there is one of the fastest fingerprint scanners.

The dimensions of the iPhone 8 case are 138.4×67.3×7.3 mm. The weight has increased, but only by 10 grams. It's now 148 grams. This difference is almost imperceptible.

And this Apple model is protected to IP67 standard. You can submerge it in water up to a metre deep and keep it there for up to half an hour.


Many iPhone users expected the iPhone 8 to offer higher pixel density. So has the iPhone X model. In the protagonist of the present lines, a completely familiar picture awaits you. The resolution of the 4.7-inch display amounts to 1334 x 750 pixels. The density is at the level of the Retina display of the iPhone 4 - 326 ppi.

As for color rendering, there's nothing new there either. The IPS display is perfectly calibrated. The results show identical results to previous models - an example is the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone 8 display features the use of TrueTone technology. It was first introduced in iPad Pro 9.7. Changing the color temperature depending on the ambient light works smoothly and pleases the eyes. This is one of the features for which you will like this device of the Cupertino company very much. You can turn the feature off whenever you want - for example, while viewing or processing photos and videos where you want to see the colors as they should be.

You can read from the iPhone 8 screen without a problem, even if you're outside and the weather is sunny. At the same time, its brightness doesn't blind you when you're in the dark. The maximum backlight level is 486 cd/m² and the minimum is 3.5.

The automatic backlight adjustment works perfectly.

The iPhone also has a Night Shift feature that makes the picture warmer at night. Exactly how much can be specified by the user. If you have a habit of distracting yourself with a tablet or smartphone at night, it is advisable to lower the screen brightness to the minimum. Reassurance that you're not straining your eyesight too much in iPhone 8 comes from the Night Shift screen setting.


There's virtually no performance difference between iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The smartphones use the same components and are almost indistinguishable from each other. There are only differences in RAM. In iPhone 8 it is 2 GB, and in iPhone 8 Plus - 3 GB. Both models are extremely fast and powerful. iPhone 8 is available in two variants - with 64/256 GB of internal storage.

iPhone 8 is based on the A11 Bionic processor. It is among the most powerful on the market. The device is stable and stays cool for a long time.


The main sensor of the iPhone 8 is a 12-megapixel with an aperture of ƒ/1.8, and the front is a 7-megapixel with ƒ/2.2. The device has received Slow Sync flash.

The camera of the phone works fast. It starts instantly and allows the user to take pictures while walking around. Among the programming changes, the HDR mode is impressive, which now works primarily automatically. It can be turned off from the general settings.

The iPhone 8's camera has surpassed that of its predecessor in its ability to capture video. It can now record 4K videos at 60 frames per second instead of 30. The resolution of slow motion videos is now Full HD. The stabilization drops noticeably when recording 4K video.

Autonomous operation

One of the weaknesses of iOS is the unstable battery resource management. The iPhone 8's capacity is 1821 mAh. It's down slightly from last year's 1960 mAh. Tests show that with moderate use of the smartphone can count on a full day of autonomous work. On days when you use the navigator more, email, messengers and run the camera, without the charger will not cope. The good news is that with each new update, battery autonomy improves.

With iPhone 8 in hand, you can watch YouTube videos for almost 7 hours uninterrupted, or play 3D games, but in less time - 2 hours.

We can't help but note that there's an important change this year. The iPhone 8 allows inductive charging using the Qi standard. The new model also supports fast charging technology. It will charge the battery to 50% in just half an hour. For fast charging, the user must purchase one of Apple's USB-C Power Adapters.


Once again, Apple has managed to create a well updated devices. Now the iPhones have managed to catch up with the competitors' flagships and are no longer inferior in induction charging performance. The internal memory is more - 64 GB, in the base configuration. The iPhone 8's new capabilities make the smartphone more expensive, but worth the money.


  • Excellent and beautiful display;
  • TrueTone feature;
  • Perfect Sound;
  • Induction and fast charging support;
  • Excellent Performance;
  • IP67 standard protection;
  • One of the best cameras on the market.


  • This is the fourth generation iPhone with an unchanged design;
  • The included charger does not support fast charging;
  • High price that not every user can afford.

Apple iPhone 8 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Apple iPhone 8 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Apple.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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